Property Council leadership strengthened
07 March 2017
Property Council: Three new industry professionals
have been appointed to the Property Council of Australia’s
Council at a time when property can help shape the state’s economy.
SA Executive Director Daniel Gannon said the Property Council was fortunate to have expert professionals helping to shape the direction of the industry.
“Property is South Australia’s largest private sector employer and biggest industry, accounting for almost 11% of the state’s economic activity,” he said.
“At a time when South Australia needs strong leadership and policy direction, the Property Council has assembled industry experts to help unlock job creation and economic development opportunities.”
Mr Gannon said that three new professionals have been appointed to its strategic leadership body, Division Council:
Rosina Di Maria, Principal, Woods Bagot
Matthew Lane, Funds Manager, Charter Hall
Leah Wright, Partner, MinterEllison
Additionally, Steve Maras has been
re-elected SA President for another term. Adrian Esplin has been
re-elected as vice-President, while Nick Emmett has been elected
vice-President and replaces outgoing VP Anthony Carrocci. Con Tragakis
has been re-elected Treasurer.
“The Property Council champions the interests of more than 2,200 member companies that represent the full spectrum of the industry, including those who invest, own, manage and develop in all sectors, creating landmark projects and environments where people live, work, shop and play,” he said.
“Our vision is a thriving industry creating prosperity, jobs and strong communities., and this new group of professionals will help make that vision a reality.”
Mr Gannon thanked outgoing Division Councillors and said key priorities for 2017 include fairer taxes, a modernized planning system and policies that improve SA’s economic development outlook.
Please see below statistics about the importance of property to the South Australian economy:
Property is South Australia’s largest private sector employer and biggest industry
It accounts for 10.8% of the state’s economic activity (or $10.5 billion)
It builds prosperity by paying $4.4 billion in wages and salaries – one in six people draw their wage directly or indirectly from property
One million South Australians have a stake in property through their super funds
Property is the largest single industry contributor paying 56.6% of state taxes, local government rates, fees and charges
Source: Property Council - www.propertycouncil.com.au
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